aging gracefully

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I found out the meaning of this today but let me start at the beginning.
7/25/08 I joined the YMCA
7/29/08 Today I went for the 1st time to the y, spent 20 minutes on the exercise bike (ouch my arthritc knee) and went to sitin on an Active Aging class. There I saw a man 89 exercising and was told he has as much energy as a man 1/2 his age. Now back to the title of my blog. That is what I call aging gracefully. Being active , loving life and being productive.
7/31/08 I went to the YMC for my first Active Aging exercise classes. surprised at how out of shape I am.. another lady, who just joined also, and I had to bow out early on a couple of the leg exercises and I couldn't do a couple of the ones with weightts that required using the rotor cuff. Before class I spent 15 minutes on the treadmill with no incline.
8/01 Will spend time doing exercises at home. Plenty of exercise tomorrow and walking at the Medieval Fairre in Ohio.
8/4/08 I am recovering from the weekend. We had my daughter and three of the grandchildren come and visit together with their two dogs. We went to the Ohio
Medieval Fairre and took my second youngest granddaughter also. Miles of walking. Then we came back home and celebrated my husbands b-day the next day. My son and all the rest of the grandchildren here along with neighbors for ice cream and cake. But now it's
Monday and back to the basics. A half of a bushel of string beans picked. With the company gone, my husband and I rolled up our sleeves and put up 16 quarts of dilly beans. RA really bad this afternoon. I finally gave in a took my prednisone to relieve the inflammation. Couldn't hardly walk until then. B etter for now.
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    Reminds me of my grandmother. I only wish I can age as gracefully as she did. Was 80+ and would get on her roof to fix things. Always active, gardening, ironing and anything else that needed tending to. She passed away at the ripe age of 101. Neat, neat lady. Reminds me of that saying that if you don't use it, you'll lose it!
    Mary Ellen
    3611 days ago
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